Men’s Off White Linen Indoor Work Cap


These caps were worn c. 1730-1800 inside for work but also used as night caps. Ours are made of a off white linen and are between 12-15″ tall even with 2″ turned up at the brim. We only have a few ready made that range from around 21-22″ hat size that may be somewhat adjusted by how you turn up the bottom. The top is gathered with a seam along one side. These are made based on many period paintings and prints along with two original caps. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1771 a “spinster , was indicted for stealing two linen shirts, value 2 s. two check aprons, value 6 d. one linen apron, value 6 d. two muslin neckcloths, value 1 s. one pair of thread stockings, value 4 d. and one plain linen cap, value 2 d. the property of Edward Fawcer”.

Made in the USA

3 in stock

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